Saturday, January 15, 2011

My boy's back in town!!!

Yea for having our family complete again! Anthony got home Wednesday night so with our banner, camera, curry made & Christmas lights on we headed to the base. In the last 2 1/2 days it's been wonderful to have him back. It's been full with the on-going but we also had a date (love those!), plenty of assistance with the house, boys & errands.

We just celebrated our Christmas so it's been quite the fun, busy Saturday. We are very blessed to have each other as well as our families and loved ones. Of course he's been to work a bit each day but we all maximize our time together. We all managed to crash at the same time yesterday--much needed. I love group naps as they are pretty rare. These balanced days aren't frequent either but I'm really loving them.

Glad to have him home safe & sound. Thank you for the many prayers on his behalf (& others who are deployed). We could feel them on this end as well. Lots of hugs & love,
Chelsea, Anthony, Ethan & Parker

Sunday, January 2, 2011

New Years Day

Since Mom DeRoest was in California for Christmas we waited until New Years Day to have the DeRoest dinner gathering.
It was a time for a delicious ham dinner, then family fun. Last year it was decided that we should have everyone bring a $ 10. - $15.00 gift wrapped, then we each drew a number in which we could go pick out a gift, or take one that had been opened. That can sometimes create a stir, but everyone seemed to be good-natured and had a fun time.

Like any other family gathering we had an over kill of desserts. Most of which I brought to get them out of our house. Not the best thing to bring where so many are diabetic, but the hope was that the right people would make them disappear.
Bobby & Natessa didn't come down from Madras with the boys this year, so we missed them, however Jessica had her boyfriend & his son with her. Both seemed very nice, and social. Randy Sr. came, however wasn't feeling too well so left early to go home. The rest of the boys were there with girlfriends or friends.

Zack got a little insight of the family with this being his first time meeting some .

It wasn't a late night, no-one wanted to tire mom out any more than what she was, but all
seemed to have a great time.
We hope all had a fund weekend and that this New Year is filled with many blessings and miracles in your lives.